The State of Mexico is a tourist destination that offers moments of self-discovery, relaxation, energy, health and meditation.
The experience lasts on the “Energy and Health” route, in the magical towns of Ixtapan de la Sal, Malinalco and Tonetico, the charming towns of Coatepec Harinas and Tenango del Valle, as well as the tourist-oriented municipality of Tenancingo.
The Magical City of Malinalco is a mystical and unique destination where visitors can relax in one of their inns, hotels or boutique hotels to enjoy a dawn stroll through the archaeological zone of Cuatinchan or El Cerro de los Idolos, which is . There is a monolithic temple, the only one of its kind in America. Hours are Tuesday through Sunday from 10:00am to 4:00pm.
They can also visit the Parroquia y Exconvento del Divino Salvador and admire its tree-lined atrium with a stone cross and its Plateresque-style façade. The interior has amazing frescoes created by indigenous artists known as tlakuillos.
This destination has dedicated itself to specializing in romance tourism, as it offers couples the experience of a romantic dinner in the mountains, a picnic that may include a private open-air cinema, wine, music and the famous glamping .
In Ixtapan de la Sal, visitors can enjoy the municipal spa “El Benito” with its thermal waters with medicinal properties, mud pools, hydromassage tubs and therapeutic massages.
If it’s all about family fun, Ikshatapan Water Park awaits with extreme sports and for even the smallest members of the household, boat rides, miniature train and dining area.
For lovers of religious tourism, it is essential to visit the Parroquia de la Asunción de María, completed in 1682, which is distinguished by its tequiqui style with some baroque details.
Tonatico is the destination to connect with nature by descending more than 400 steps and admiring the formation of stalagmites and stalactites of the Grutas de la Estrella. Salto de Tzumpantitlan or Parque del Sol, one of the main ecotourism attractions, invites you to practice rappelling in the rocks of the waterfalls, which are more than 50 meters high, includes Palapa, Fun Hanging Bridge, Pool, Wading There are pools, green areas. Picnic area and children’s play area.
To continue enjoying the connection with nature, the destination to follow in Coatepec Harinas San José el Alto is a spectacular natural setting with a waterfall more than 40 meters high.
Another place to enjoy a great experience is the Junta de los Ríos, it is a place where the municipal rivers meet, a product of the runoff of the Nevado de Toluca.
In Teotenango del Valle it is important to visit the Teotenango Archaeological Zone and “Dr.” Roman Pina Chan”, which has great memory of Matlazinca culture. Enjoying traditional and original oven fruit, exquisite doughnut shaped cookies is a must in this charming town.
While hiking, biking and camping, you can also make a connection with nature and adventure in Tenancingo at the Ecological, Recreational and Tourist State Park “Hermenegildo Galliana”.
The site houses the Mexican Gray Wolf Conservation Center as part of a bilateral conservation program for the species.
In Tenancingo you can also visit artisan workshops where artisans make traditional rebozos.
Those interested can consult https://experiencia.edomex.gob.mx/ to know in detail the tourist diversity of the “Energy and Health” route.